Matt Newton and Melissa Hall put their best hoof’s forward in the Reindeer Stampede organised by Epilepsy Action on Sunday 6 December at Roberts Park in Saltaire.
The 5k fun run started at 10am and saw Matt and Melissa battle with some very fetching reindeer antlers. Giving the windy conditions on Sunday morning getting the antlers to stay put was somewhat of a challenge!
The track was multi terrain and slightly flooded in places, which made it a bit more challenging. But thankfully at the finish line there were volunteers on hand to give out medals, water and more importantly a good old mince pie.
Matt and Melissa agreed with event was really well organised and very enjoyable (as the pictures below show!).
Our very own Eileen won the October award at Halifax parkrun.
The prize was awarded to Eileen for a couple of reasons:
Firstly she managed a brilliant 9 (yes 9!!!!) consecutive parkrun personal bests.
Secondly Eileen has been a great volunteer for the Halifax parkrun, turning out on a Saturday morning to cheer on runners.
Awesome work Eileen, Keep it up!
Most weeks you’ll find a Puma or two at a local parkrun (Normally Halifax or Huddersfield) so if you’d like to give one a go register on the parkrun website and then post in the Pumas Facebook group to find out who’s running where.
On a pretty horrible (and that’s putting it mildly, we’re talking wind, rain, cars getting stuck in mud sort of weather) Sunday morning on 8 November four and a half intrepid Pumas took on the Harewood trail race. A multi terrain race around the beautiful even in that weather) Harewood estate in Leeds.
Three members completed the 10 mile trail race, with some pretty impressive times:
Luke Cranfield – 1h 11m 29s
Adam Standeven – 1h 15m 33s
Shaun Casey – 1h 20m 8s
And one member completed the 5 mile trail race:
Ally Canning – 47m 27s
And Finley Canning, a young honorary Puma, completed a 2 mile race in a smashing time of 17m 33s
Northowram Pumas Running Club held their Christmas party at the Halifax Bierkeller on Friday 13th November 2015.
The event was the Club’s first social event and thirty Pumas were on the party list. The evening started with drinks at Northowram Community Sports & Activity Club followed by a quick taxi ride to the Bierkeller venue, The Arches at Dean Clough Mills.
The best Oompah band in Britain, The Amazing Bavarian Stompers provided the entertainment for the evening. The Pumas had an amazing evening dancing on chairs with steins in hand and eating bratwurst and chips.
A disco with lots of dancing continued into the early hours and a few of the more hard core party goers made it into town for more fun and dancing.
The night was so successful that the Bierkeller will become an annual event on the Club’s social calendar.
Thank you to Wendy Hewitt and Ian Marshall for organising the event and thank you to the very generous Neil Coupe for the table wine.
If you missed out, then don’t forget to get tickets to our next social event before they sell out!